WORLD HAPPENINGS OF CWT ra Brief Resume Most Important Daily News Items. COMPILED FOR YOU Eventi of Noted People, Government nd Pacific Northwest, and Other Things Worth Knowing. The executive committee of the American Legion has put up to con gress the proposal to pay adjusted compensation to former service men and women at fl.50 for every day In service. Major R. W. Schroeder of Dayton, Ohio, holder of the world's record for airplane altitude, plans a 10-hour flight from San Francisco to New York late this summer, flying at a height of 30,000 feet. The application of the Duchess of Marlborough, formerly Consuelo Van derbllt, for a decree for restitution of conjugal rights, was granted by a Lon don court Monday. The petition is the usual preliminary to divorce. The treaty of Versailles failed of ratification for the fourth time Friday night, and then the senate voted to Bend it back to President Wilson with a notification that it had finally "re fused to advise and consent to its ratification." Two gangs of "gun men" clash ed in a restaurant in Newark, N. J.( Sunday. When the smoke cleared away the leader of each fac tion was found dead and another man, said to have been a participant, was taken to a hospital In a serious con dition. Women voted Saturday at the demo cratic primaries in the Philippine is lands to elect delegates to the terri torial convention in April, when Blx delegates to the national convention will be chosen. It was the first time women had participated in a primary here. The constant pacing of the sentinel behind ex-Emperor William when he walks In the Bentinck castle garden has greatly annoyed the one-time Ger man ruler. On several occasions the ex-kalser has told the guard not to follow him so closely but to stay out of sight. Hear Admiral Sims told the senate investigating committee Monday that Rear Admiral Benson, chief of naval operations during the war and now chairman of the shipping board, was the officer who told him "not to let the British pull the wool over your eyes; we would as soon fight them as the Germans." The first walkout in what may be a genoral strike of Chicago city em ployes occurred Monday 'when 600 teamsters and chauffeurs quit work, tying up collection of garbage and in terfering with Btreet cleaning. The strikers demanded an Increase of $2 a day. The chauffeurs receive $6 and the teamsters 9. Five German surrendered warships allocated to the United States under the armistice terms, a battleship, a cruiser and three destroyers, will be brought to this country next month, it was announced by the navy depart ment. Under the supreme council acrocnient, the ships must be destroy ed within a year after arrival here. Brigadier General W. W. Harts, for mer commander of the Paris district of the Amorlcan expeditionary forces, Balled from Antwerp Saturday for the United States, having been ordered home by Secretary Baker to testify before congressional committees in vestigating charges of cruelty at pris on farms over which he had command. Prices of standard shoes will be re duced during the spring and summer, John J. Slatter, president of the Retail Shoe Dealers' association, announced Monday in a communication to Arthur Williams, federal food administrator. Retailers at a recent meeting decided to be content with a smaller margin of profit, Mr. Slattor said. Reductions, however, will not apply to "all kinds of fancy and ultra-fashionable foot wear." Senator Frellnghuysen, republican, New Jersey, has introduced a bill au thorizing the secretary of the treasury to issue not to exceed (30,000,000,000 of bonds to be exchanged for liberty bonds of the first, second, third and fourth lsBues, at the option ot the holders ot the liberty bonds. The proposed issue would bear Interest at 3'4 per cent, would be payable in 50 years, and would be exempt from all national, state and local taxes except slate and Inheritance taxes. : STATE NEWS IN BRIEF. J Eugene. The second trial of Martin A. Clark, charged with the murder of Charles L. Taylor near McKenzie bridge last July, will be held early In April. Salem. Considerable Bcabies has made Its appearance among the flocks In parts of Benton, Linn and Marlon counties and a general dipping of all sheep affected will be undertaken early in the spring, according to an an nouncement made here by Dr. W. H. Lytle, state veterinarian. Portland. The mohair market has opened at 40 cents. Most of the large buyers have sent this price out to their country agents. A number of small lots have been purchased, but none ot the new clip has yet reached Portland. Many of the large flocks in western Oregon have been sheared. Portland. Business and Industrial interests of Portland, as well as all civic organizations will be requested to study the practicability of inaugur ating a daylight saving plan in Port land, and send to the city council ar guments ot support or opposition. Mayor Baker will Introduce a resolu tion In the council to this effect next Wednesday. Salem. Members of the Jefferson grange, in resolutions adopted recently, went on record as opposed to affilia tion with the newly organized land and labor party, or any other political or ganization. It had been rumored that the grange favored the new land and labor party, and it was to correct the false Impression that the resolutions were adopted. North Bend. Coos county will have available from the county market road tax a sum slightly in excess of $23,000. This will be duplicated by the state, making a total of about f47,000 for market road construction this year. The money will be apportioned among three market road projects, Myrtle Point to Gravelford, Norway to Lee and from Glasgow to Hauser. Eugene. This week is livestock booster week In Lane county. Meet ings in various parts of the county have been arranged by the booster committee of the Lane County Pure bred Livestock association, It is expect ed O. M. Plummer, manager of the Pacific Livestock association, and W. M. Ladd of Portland, a pioneer in the raising of pure-bred Btock, will ad dress the various gatherings. Salem. The Kingman colony drain age district with headquarters In Wels er, Idaho, has filed application with the state irrigation securities commis sion for the certification of bonds in the sum of (50,000. The project is lo cated in Malheur county 'and contains 3000 acres. Certification of the bonds Is Bought in order that actual construc tion of the drainage system may com mence without material delay. River. Unsold apple stocks here now will not exceed 25 carloads. These, all Newtowns, in excellent con dition, are held by the Apple Growers' association. As the demand for high class fruit of the long-keeping variety Is good, no effort 1b being made to place it on the market too early. About 150 carloads of apples, already bought by dealers, are held In storage, sellers awaiting shipping Instructions. Albany. Grace Lochner, 14 years old, was instantly killed Wednesday at the McFarland schoolhouse on the Pacific highway four miles south of Albany. In running about the school yard she fell against a guy wire an chored at the corner of the grounds and In some manner this swung against the high tension power line carrying electricity from Springfield to Albany, and the girl was electrocuted. Albany. Plans for a county teach ers' Institute to be held In this city on April 24 are being completed by Mrs. Ida M. Cummings, county school superintendent. The coming Institute will be held In the Albany high school. Either J. A. Churchill, state superin tendent of public Instruction, or B. P. Carleton, assistant superintendent, will be present, and professors from the University of Oregon and Oregon Agri cultural college will participate. Klamath Falls. Thirty head of cat tle brought an average of (440 at the annual Shorthorn breeders' sale Sat urday. The sale proceeds totaled (13, 495. The top price for cows was brought by "Luceal," bred by W. W. Green of Union county, purchased by W. F. Hill of Merrill. Or., for (775. The best price for a bull was $700, paid by Silas Obenchaln of Klamath Falls for "Lord Sultan," 16 months old, from the herd of C. O. Garrett of Glendale, Or. Eighteen bulls brought an average ot $368 and 12 cows an av erage of $573. Eighteen Shorthorn calvea were distributed among mem bers of the county boys' and. girls' ag ricultural club. IlLED LEIPSIC FIGHTING Ebert Troops Kill 2000 Trapped in Volkshaus. BUILDING SET AFIRE Germany Told that U. S. Will Not Permit Food to Enter Where Trouble Prevails. Coblenz. Three thousand persons were killed in the fighting at Leipsic before the government troops captured the town on last Friday, according to statements made by three American business men who arrived here from Lelpslc, which place they left on Sat urday night. Up to Wednesday there was strike agitation in Lelpslc against the Kapp regime, then anarchy and soviet con trol until the government troops shelled the Volkshaus and labor head quarters Friday afternoon, the Ameri cans say. There were 2000 persons in the building who were shot down as they made their exit. The shells finally set fire to the building, killing hun dreds of other persons. There was a demonstration on March 14 in which 36 persons were killed. Then the workmen obtained arms and street fighting was heavy until an armistice was arranged on Wednesday (March 17) at noon. The armistice ran until noon on Thursday. A Saxon aviator flying over the city on Thursday was shot down by rifle fire. The fighting continued from Thurs day between the workers, using rifles and grenades, and the reichswehr and loyal volunteers until the Volkshaus affair Friday afternoon. Then the trouble gradually quieted down. The Americans who brought the de tails of the fighting in Leipsic are David S. Block of Washington; Irv ing Gllter and Samuel T. Barron of New York. London. A dispatch to the Daily Mall from Berlin says the United States diplomatic representative has Informed the German government that it will be Impossible for the United States to allow food supplies from abroad to enter any part of Germany where trouble prevails. The same correspondent says the communists boast that a bolshevik uprising is imminent. One adds that General von Seecht takes a serious view of the situation and trenches are being dug in the streets of each city district. A mob ot workmen Saturday night attacked an Isolated post ot govern ment troops in the industrial district and killed officers and men with the greatest cruelty, the dispatch adds. Reinforcements were sent and they killed 20 workmen and captured 25 others, who were immediately stood up against a wall and shot. U.S. CLOTHING PRICE CUT HALF IN NORWAY Christiana, Norway. American representatives are trying to repur chase drygoods and wearing apparel bought from the United States from 1918 to 1920 for re-export to the United States, as the price of these commodi ties are 50 per cent lower than those now prevailing in the American markets. Immediately after the war Norway was flooded with American drygoods and wearing apparel, and Norwegian firms placed large orders In America for future delivery. The Norwegian embargo now In force prohibits such export as de manded by the American representa tives. Stock Control Fought Washington, D. C. Governmental coutrol of livestock traders' accounts and prices would be unAmerican and unnecessary, the house agricultural committee was told Monday by Charles E. Day, representing commission men In the Chicago and other western stockyards. Control of the traders Is proposed in the pending packer regu latory bill. The traders, Mr. Day said, added a necessary speculative influ ence to the market Bolthevlkl Take 31,000. London. A bolshevik communica tion received here Monday says. "In the direction ot Novorosslsk we have reached the River Kuban and captured 16,000 prisoners and 20 guns. In the region of Eketerlnodar we have taken 15,000 prisoners and a large number of guns and much booty." heiOv CoDTiiffht br Rintt A Bmtht DAVE BECOMES STAR RE PORTER. Synopsis. David Elden, son of a drunken, shiftless ranchman, al most a maverick of the foothills, Is breaking bottles with his pistol from his running cayuse when the first automobile he has ever seen arrives and tips over, breaking the leg of Doctor Hardy but not injur ing his beautiful daughter Irene. Dave rescues the Injured man and brings a doctor from 40 miles away. Irene takes charge of the housekeeping. Dave and Irene take many rides together and during her father's enforced stay they get well acquainted. They part with a kiss and an implied promise. Dave's father dies and Dave goes to town to seek his fortune. A man named Conward teaches him his first les son In city ways. Dave has a nar. row escape, Is disgusted and turns over a new leaf. Fate brings him Into contact with Melvln Duncan, who sees the Inherent good In the boy and welcomes him to his home, where he meets Edith, his host's' pretty daughter. Dave becomes a newspaper reporter. CHAPTER V Continued. 9 He was at the Duncan house earlier than usual Sunday afternoon, but not too early for Edith. She was dressed for the occasion ; she seemed more fetching than he had ever seen her. She led the way over the path fol lowed the Sunday before until again they sat by the rushing water. Dave had again been filled with a sense of Reenie Hardy, and his conversation was disjointed and uninteresting. She tried unsuccessfully to draw him out with questions about himself; then took the more astute tack of speaking of her own past life. It had begun In nn eastern city, ever so many years ago Chivalry could not allow that to pass. "Oh, not so very many!" said Dave. "How many?" she teased. "Guess." "Nineteen," he hazarded. "Oh, more than that." "Twenty-one?" "Oh, less than that." And their first confidence was established. "Twenty," thought Dave to himself. "Reenie must be about twenty now." "And I was five when when Jack died," she went on. "Jack was my brother, you know. He was seven. . . . Well, we were playing, and I stood on the car tracks, signaling the motor man, to make him ring his bell. On came the car, with the bell clanging, and the man in blue looking very cross. Jack must have thought I was waiting too long, for he suddenly rushed on the truck to pull me off." She stopped, and sat looking at the rushing water. "I heard him cry, 'Oh, daddy, dad dy !' above the screech of the brakes." "Sorrow Is a strange thing," she went on. after a pause. "I don't pre tend to understand, but it seems to have Its place in life. I guess it's a natural law. Well " She paused again, and when she spoke It was in a lower, more confidential note. "I shouldn't have told you this, Dave. I shouldn't know It myself. But before that things hadn't been well, just as good as they might in our home. , . . They've been different since." The shock of her words brought him upright. To him it seemed that Mr. and Mrs. Duncan were the ideal father and mother. It was Impossible to as sociate them with a home where things "hadn't been Just as good as they might." But her half-confession left no room for remark. "Mother told me," she went on, af ter a long silence, and without looking at him. "A few years ago, 'If some one had only told me, when I was your age,' she said." "Why do you tell me this?" he sud denly demanded. "Did You Ever Feel That You Just Had to Tell Some One?" "Did you ever feel that you Just had to tell gome one?" It was his turn to pause. "Yes," he confessed, at length. "Then tell me." So he led her down through the tragedy of his youth and the lonely, rudderless course of his boyhood. She followed sympathetically to the day when Doctor Hardy and his daughter v A Irene became guests at the Elden ranch. But before the end he stop ped. Should he tell her all? Why not? She had opened her life to him. So he told her of that last evening with Irene, and the compact under the trees and the moon. Her band had fallen Into his as they talked, but here he felt it slowly withdrawn. But he was fired with the flame of love which had sprung up in the breath of his reminis cence. . . . And Edith was his friend and his chum. "And you have been true?" she said, but her voice was distant and strained. "Yes." "And you are waiting for her?" "Yes, I am waiting. ... It must be so." "It Is cold," she said. "Let us go home." CHAPTER VI. Whatever the effect of this conver sation had been upon Edith, she con cealed It carefully, and Dave counted It one of the fortunate events of his life. He had been working under the spur of his passion for Irene, but now this was to be supplemented by the friendship of Edith. That It was more than friendship on her part did not occur to him at all, but he knew she was interested in hlin and he was doubly determined that he would justify her interest and confidence. But just at this time another inci dent occurred which was to turn the flood of his life Into strange channels. Dave had been promoted to the distinc tion of a private office a little slx-by-slx "box stall," as the sport editor de scribed it but, nevertheless, a dis tinction shared only with the manag ing editor and Bert Morrison, compiler of the woman's page. Her name was Roberta, but she was masculine to the tips and everybody called her Bert. Into Dave's sanctuary one after noon In October came Conward. His habitual cigarette hung from Its ac customed short tooth, and his round, florid face seemed puffier than usual. His aversion to any exercise more vig orous than offered by a billiard cue was beginning to reflect Itself In a premature rotundity of figure. " 'Lo, Dave I" he said. "Alone?" "Almost," said Dave, without look ing up from his typewriter. Then, turning, he kicked the door shut with his heel and said, "Shoot I" "This strenuous life ia spoiling your good manners, Dave, my boy," said Conward, lazily exhaling a thin cloud of smoke. "If work made a man rich you'd die a millionaire. But It Isn't work that makes men rich. Ever think of that?" "If a man does not become rich by work he has no right to become rich at all," Dave retorted. "What do you mean by that word 'right,' Dave? Define It." "Haven't time. We go to press at four." "That's the trouble with fellows like you," Conward continued. "You haven't time. You stick too close to your jobs. You never see the better chances lying all around. Now sup pose you let them go to press without you today and you listen to me for a while." Dave was about to throw him out when a gust of yearning for the open spaces swept over him again. It was true enough. He wns giving his whole life to his paper. Promotion was slow, and there was no prospect of a really big position at any time. He remem bered Mr. Duncan's remark about newspaper training being the best preparation for something else. With sudden decision he closed his desk. "Shoot I" he said again, but this time with less Impatience. "That's better," said Conward. "Have you ever thought of the future of this town?" "Well, I can't say that I have. I've been busy with its present." "That's what I supposed. You've been too busy with the details of your little job to give attention to bigger things. Now let me pass you a few pieces of information things you must know, but you have never put them together before. What are the natural elements which make a coun try or city a desirable place to live? I'll tell you. Climate, transportation, good water, variety of landscape, op portunity of independence. Given these conditions, everything else can be added. Then there's transporta tion. This Is one of the few centers In America which has a North-and-South trade equal to Its Eust-iind-West trade. We're on the crossroads. Every settler who goes Into the North and It Is a mighty North means more North-and-South trade. I tell you, Dave, the movement Is on now, and before long It'll hit us like a tidal wave. I've been a bit of a gambler all my life, but this Is the biggest Jack-pot ever was, and I'm going to sit In. How about you?" "I'd like to think It over. Promo tion doesn't come very fast on this Job, that's sure." "Yes, and while you are thinking It over chances are slipping by. Don't think It over put It over. I tell you, Dave, there are big things In the air. They are beginning to move already. Have you noticed the strangers in By Robert J. C. Stead Author of "Kitchener and Other Poems" Illustrations by IRWIN MYERS town of late? That's the advance guard " . "Advance guard of a real estate boom?" "Hlshl That's a bad word. Get away from it. Say 'Industrial devel opment.' "Let me elaborate. We'll say Alkali Lake Is a railway station where lots go begging at a hundred dollars each. In drops a well-dressed stranger buys ten lots at a hundred and fifty each and the old-timers are chuckling over sticking him. But in drops another stranger and buys a block of lots at two hundred each. Then the old timers begin to wonder if they didn't sell too soon. By the time the fourth or fifth stranger has dropped In they are dead sure of it, and they are try ing to buy their lots back. All sorts of rumors get started, nobody knows how. New railways are coining, big factories are to be started, minerals have been located, there's a secret war on between great moneyed Interests. The town council meets and changes "If a Man Does Not Become Rich by . Work He Has No Right to Become Rich at All," Dave Retorted. the name to Silver City having re gard, no doubt, to the alkali in the slough water. The old-timers, and all lint freat, Innocent public which Is fniTVH' hoplne tn get something for nothing, nn fiml to buy the lots at five hundred lo ten thousand dollars each, and by the time they've bought It up the gang moves on. It's the smoothest game In the world, and every community will fall for It at least twice. . . . Well, they're here. "Of course, it's a little different In this case, because there really Is some thing in the way of natural advantages to support It. It's not nil hot air. "Now, Dave, I've been dipping In a little already, and It struck me we might work together on this deal. Your paper has considerable weight, and If that weight fulls the right way you won't find me stingy. For Instance, an Item that this property" he pro duced a slip with some legal descrip tions "has been sold for ten thousand dollars to eastern Investors very conservative Investors from the East, don't forget that might help to turn another deal that's just hanging. Sorry to keep you so long, but perhaps you can catch the press yet." And with one of his friendly mannerisms Con ward departed. Dave sat for some minutes In a quandary. He was discouraged with his salary, or, rather, with the lack of prospect of any Increase In his salary. Conward's words had been very unset tling. They pulled In opposite direc tions. They fired him with a new en thusiasm for bis city, and they Inti mated that a gang of professional land-gamblers was soon to perpetrate an enormous theft, leaving the public holding the sack. Still, there must be a middle course somewhere. At any rnte, he could use Conward's story about the land sale. That was news legitimate news. Of course, It might be a faked sale faked for Its news value but reporters are not paid for being detectives. The Evening Call carried a statement of Conward's sale, and on that statement wns hung a col umn story on the growing prosperity of the city and its assured future, ow ing to its exceptional climate and natural resources, combined with its commanding position on transporta tion routes, both east and west and north and south. Read what happens to Dave in the next installment. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Open Hearts Keep Young. The mind acts upon the body, and keeps It young. Those who grumble at everything, who nurse resentments, and who let their troubles sour them, look, and actually grow, old, sooner than the contented and kindly. It Is a very beautiful thing to see those who have met many storms in life, but who have turned their troubles Into sympathy, and kept an open heart for all about therm And even when the hair turns grey, and the first yooth passes, they possess that boon to themselves and those whose life touches theirs a young mind.